Natives of Germany's rich black metal scene, VIVUS HUMARE comprise members of Mosiac as well as recently an ex-member of the late Alchemyst. The band formed in 2007 and released a demo, Prolog, in 2008, playing a number of concerts along the way and all the while diligently working on their debut album. Although plagued with various issues, at last Einkhehr is upon us, and it is a starling work of shadow-draped mystery. With black metal as the base foundation, VIVUS HUMARE wander through various sonic catacombs - tense and pulsing one moment, doomed and desolate another, dynamic and fluent every step of the way - and take the listener on an emotional rollercoaster ride across epic tracks. Fittingly, such epic songs are befitting an epic storyline here. The spoken words that appear between recap the narrative and function toward its three main themes: "Der Schmerz weckt" (the pain arouses), "Auf morgendlichen Pfaden" (On morning paths), and at the conclusion, "Traum" (dream), the last part and its ending. Wake up to VIVUS HUMARE's Einkehr! Mastered by A.O.D. at Temple of Disharmony.
1. Der Schmerz weckt
2. In Eos' Antlitz
3. Auf morgendlichen Pfaden
4. Abstieg in die Tiefe
ECHOES AND DUST (UK) : "A dynamic emotional ride, that holds up to the black metal test of time! Highly recommended"
AUX PORTES DU METAL (F) - 16 / 20 : "Vivus Humare beautifully revives the very essence of Black Metal!"
ROTTING HILL (A) - 8 / 10 : "'Einkehr' ist zugleich abwechslungsreich und bodenständig, einfach und komplex, aggressiv und zurückhaltend und zeigt, dass im Black Metal immer noch das Potenzial für spannende Veröffentlichungen steckt!"
METAL HAMMER (IT) : "Intricate and fascinating sound plots!"
METALLIAN (F) - 5 / 6 : "An emotional voyage!"
METALFACTORY (CH) - 8 / 10 : "Raue Energie und ursprüngliche, brachiale Ästhetik!"
AVE NOCTUM (UK) - 7,5 / 10 : "An engaging release in which melody, atmosphere and texture are clearly king but also one in which aggression has not been sacrificed!"
AGAINST MAGAZINE (POR) : "Cold, meaningful and well-done black metal!"
ANTICHRIST (UKR) : "Desolate, bleak and unrelentingly gloomy! An exploration into the dark inner reaches of underground Black Metal!"
METAL NORGE (NO) : "Aggressive, melodic and well composed!"
METAL TEMPLE (GR) - 9 / 10 : "Fantastic Black Metal!"
METAL MANIAC (BRA) - 10 / 10 : "Brilliantly executed!"
|Packaging||6 panel folder-booklet, special brown art-paper.|
|Release date||January 26th, 2015|